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University of Dallas

With a curriculum rooted in Western civilization’s greatest thinkers, students develop reading, writing and critical thinking skills to prepare them for any number of life paths.



Opened in 1956 through the stimulus of the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur and a group of dedicated lay people in partnership with the Diocese of Dallas, the University of Dallas is a Catholic institution welcoming students of all faiths.


The University of Dallas offers 30 undergraduate majors, more than 20 graduate programs and a wide range of graduate and noncredit certificate programs across four main academic divisions in the arts, humanities, sciences, education, business and nursing.


OPCD seeks to prepare you (students and graduates) to achieve success in your professional life. We can help you as you discern opportunities, grow your skills through experience, and achieve your vocational goals.

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Housing services

The University of Dallas has seven undergraduate residence halls - six 'traditional-style' halls for new students and one suite-style hall for upperclassmen still under the residency requirement. Five of the traditional halls are two floors, with common hallways on each floor, common bathroom and shower facilities on each floor, a lounge/TV area and a laundry room with washers and dryers.

All freshmen living on campus are placed in traditional hall double rooms with a freshman roommate. All traditional hall double rooms have standard twin-size beds, desks, and closet and drawer space for each resident. Traditional hall rooms have sinks with storage space underneath, a medicine cabinet, and limited book shelving.

Library services

The University of Dallas is a Catholic University committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Catholic values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. It is our goal in the Library to uphold this mission by providing our faculty, students, staff and community partners with the best possible access to knowledge.

Medical services

The University of Dallas Health Services and Counseling Services assist students with medical needs and with personal, emotional or adjustment difficulties.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in Irving, a city of over 200,000 with six global Fortune 500 headquarters, the university’s campus is an oasis in the middle of the vibrant Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) metro area. Downtown Dallas is 15 minutes away, and DFW International Airport is also approximately 15 minutes away and reachable by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system; UD has its own stop. Campus facilities include the award-winning Church of the Incarnation, the J.M. Haggar University Center, the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library, seven residence halls, student apartments, and the Maher Athletic Center, which houses 14 men’s and women’s NCAA III varsity sports.

Student Reviews

Enjoy learning and teaching
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The place where I studied is really great. They effectively present the 4 basic English skills here.

Granada, all in one.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My university is located in Granada. Specifically, I would like to highlight for those in love with the city that is located on a hill, so you can see the city in a spectacular way. As for the degree itself, it is very well distributed, the teachers are very attentive, professional, and very involved in their work. With regard to social life, Granada is a student city so...

Great Education, Terrible Environment
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Education wise, UD is a great school. They provide a good, well-rounded, liberal arts curriculum. The study abroad program is great, as well. As for everything else...not worth it. Almost the entire student-body and probably half of the faculty are extremely conservative and unwelcoming to several different marginalized groups of people. Do not recommend going if you...

Dallas, Texas, United States

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